The Witan, 2012-2013 Academic Year Issue 24, March 4, 2013

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The Witan, 2012-2013 Academic Year Issue 24, March 4, 2013

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WITAN
St. Mary’s University School of Law Issue 24 March 4, 2013 By VMM
Submit articles to be published to Ms. Bebe Gonzalez (bgonzalez4@stmarytx.edu) in electronic format by noon Thursday

NEGOTIATIONS TEAMS PLACE FIRST AND SECOND AT NATIONAL COMPETITION JESSUP INTERNATIONAL MOOT COURT COMPETITION 2013 RENNA AND JEFF EMBRY MOCK TRIAL COMPETITION FINAL RESULTS 2013 COMMENCEMENT INFORMATION COURT OF CRIMINAL APPEALS INTERNSHIP MENTORS NEEDED FOR NEW 1L CLASS IMMIGRATION SYMPOSIUM 2013 ST. MARY’S LAW JOURNAL VOLUME 45 EDITORIAL BOARD THE SCHOLAR: ST. MARY’S LAW REVIEW ON RACE AND SOCIAL JUSTICE VOLUME 16 EDITORIAL BOARD THE SCHOLAR: ST. MARY’S LAW REVIEW ON RACE AND SOCIAL JUSTICE DISTINGUISHED COMMENTS STAFF WRITERS FOR THE SCHOLAR INTERESTED IN THE SCHOLAR? ST. MARY’S LAW SCHOOL PROBONO CLINIC

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ST. MARY’S LAW SCHOOL PROBONO CLINIC ATTENTION ALL STUDENTS GRADUATNG IN MAY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR ID RECOVERY PROGRAM EDUCATIONAL SEMINARS AND WRITING ASSISTANCE AT THE CENTER FOR TERRORISM LAW NOMINATIONS ARE NOW BEING ACCEPTED - “WOMEN IN LAW” WOMEN’S LAW ASSOCIATION ORDER OF BARRISTERS APPLICATIONS HISPANIC LAW ALUMNI ASSOCIATION CAREER SERVICES WANTS TO HEAR FROM YOU SAVE THE DATE - SPRING JOB FAIRS OCS MINI GROUP CAREER COUNSELING SESSIONS OFFICE OF CAREER SERVICES (OCS) – SPRING 2013 PROGRAMMING CLINIC APPLICANTS FOR SUMMER/FALL/SPRING 2013-14 CRITICAL THINKING FOR STRATEGIC INTELLIGENCE LECTURE FREE INCOME TAX ASSISTANCE JOIN THE AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION MINISTRY SERVICES BIBLE STUDY CLASSES NOISE LEVEL EVENT SET-UPS FOR STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF LAW STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES WRITING COMPETITIONS, FELLOWSHIPS AND SCHOLARSHIPS

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NEGOTIATIONS TEAMS PLACE FIRST AND SECOND AT NATIONAL COMPETITION
St. Mary's School of Law sent two teams this past weekend to the Robert R. Merhige National Environmental Negotiation Competition in Richmond, Virginia. The team of Andrew Jones and David Kilgore are the national champions of this competition. Further, the second team of J. Dean Craig and Mary Pietrazek, claimed 2nd place. It was an all St. Mary's for the final round. The Merhige competition was held at the University of Richmond Law School in honor of the late United States District Court Judge. Please join us in congratulating and thanking the two teams, their coach, Dr. Allen Craddock and Ms. Susan Kilgore who assisted him, for this wonderful showing.

JESSUP INTERNATIONAL MOOT COURT COMPETITION
This past weekend, St. Mary's competed in the United States Super Regionals for the 2013 Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition. Now in its 54th year, Jessup is the world's largest moot court competition, with participants from over 550 law schools in more than 80 countries. Our region hosted 22 law schools. The team, coached by Ms. Marion Reilly, consisted of Bradley (Ryan) Byrd, Meagan Scott, Rachel Felderhoff Jordan, Nick Guinn, and Deepak Ahluwalia. They advanced into the quarter final rounds (besting a number of good teams, including Vanderbilt and Tulane) and received two very notable awards. First, Rachel Felderhoff Jordan was named the Best Advocate in the competition. With over approximately one hundred advocates vying for this title, Rachel's success was both hard-earned and well-deserved. Second, the efforts of our brief writers, Meagan Scott and Rachel Felderhoff Jordan, culminated in a Top Ten Best Memorial award. Please join us in congratulating and thanking our team and their coach, Ms. Marion Reilly, for all of their efforts on behalf of St. Mary's.

2013 RENNA AND JEFF EMBRY MOCK TRIAL COMPETITION FINAL RESULTS
The St. Mary’s School of Law Board of Advocates would like to congratulate the team of Juan Castro and Alison Williams in winning this year’s competition. The team of Charles Ocampo and Krystine Ramon were runners up, and Charles Ocampo was awarded Best Speaker for the final round. The Board would also like to thank all student advocates for participating in this year’s competition, as well as those who volunteered their time to help judge, witness, and bailiff. We would like to extend a special thank you to our final round judges: Justice David Puryear, Judge Antonia Arteaga, and U.S. Attorney John Paniszczyn. We look forward to another great competition next year. There will be one more on-campus advocacy competition this semester; the Jimmy Derrick Moot Court Competition. Mark your calendar for Saturday, April 13, 2013. More details to follow.

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2013 COMMENCEMENT INFORMATION
Please stop in the Law Administration building, Atrium, on Tuesday, March 5, between 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. AND Wednesday, March 6, 9:00 – 11:30 a.m. to place your graduation apparel order. Orders for tams, gowns and hoods must be made on-campus on either of these dates. Otherwise, students must visit their store location, 5118 San Pedro Ave., or order by telephone, 210.829.7393. Orders for graduation apparel cannot be made on their website. A late fee of $25, to pay for additional shipping and handling fees, will be assessed to the graduate for any order placed after Saturday, March 16, 2013. Orders for graduation invitations and announcements are made on-line at www.herffjones.com. Click on “Place Your Order,” select “College Graduation Products, Graduation Announcements,” then select “St. Mary’s University School of Law.” The completed orders are delivered directly to the graduates’ address listed on the order. Please visit http://www.stmarytx.edu/law/pdf/EventSheet2013.pdf for a complete schedule of activities and events leading to 2013 law school commencement.

COURT OF CRIMINAL APPEALS INTERNSHIP
A summer internship with the Staff Attorneys' Office at the Court of Criminal Appeals in Austin, Texas is available for a limited number of students during the summer of 2013. Students who are selected for the program will work under the supervision of staff attorneys on criminal appeals, petitions for discretionary review and habeas corpus petitions. Those interested in applying should send a résumé and a cover letter to Professor Schmolesky in Room 224 of the Law Faculty Building. In the letter please indicate if you have any preference for first or second summer session. Students will receive two pass/fail credits upon successful completion of the program that requires a minimum of 120 hours of work. Students will receive credit as if for a course offered on the home campus rather than transient credit and accepted students will be required to pay tuition to the law school for their participation in the program. Preference will be given to students who have completed two years of law school, but students who have completed their first year may apply. The deadline for applications is 12 noon on Thursday, March 21, 2012. Students who have previously expressed an interest in this program should reaffirm their interest by contacting Professor Schmolesky in writing.

MENTORS NEEDED FOR NEW 1L CLASS
Sign up to be a mentor to the newly admitted 1L Class. Help promote St. Mary’s Law and recruit a fantastic new 1L class. Time requirements are minimal and everything will be accomplished through e-mail. Please e-mail StephMay17@gmail.com for more information.

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IMMIGRATION SYMPOSIUM 2013
The Scholar: St. Mary’s Law Review on Race and Social Justice, cordially invite all to the Immigration Symposium on Friday, 5th of April 2013. The focus of the Immigration Symposium will be on the practical aspects of immigration law and the current policy debates that surround the field. Our goal is to provide a strong CLE for local practitioners and a strong educational experience for current law students. Speakers: Benjamin T. Greer “Human Trafficking: T-Visas and Ethical Concerns” Rosemary Vega, Tausk & Vega Attorneys at Law “Crime and Immigration: An Overview” Nancy Shivers, Shivers & Shivers Immigration and Nationality Law “Naturalization Perils and Opportunities” Professor Bill Ong Hing, Professor Emeritus, UC Davis School of Law “Prosecutorial Discretion” Roberto Balli, Board Certified Criminal Defense Attorney “The Sentencing of Crimmigrants” Johanna KP Dennis, Associate Professor of Law, Southern University Law Center “Imputing Parental Immigration Status and Residency for Undocumented Immigrant Children” Professor Aaron S. Haas, Dir. of Citizenship and Immigration Clinical Program Washington and Lee University School of Law “Marginalization of Religious Persecution in U.S. Asylum Laws” Joe Martinez Jr., Special Agent U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) “ICE Audits: What Employers Must Do To Comply and be Prepared” David R. Walding, The Bernardo Kohler Center “Special Immigrant Juvenile Status” POC: Claudia Balli, Symposium Editor claudiavballi@yahoo.com or Francisca Parra @ lawscholar@stmarytx.edu

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ST. MARY’S LAW JOURNAL
VOLUME 45 2013-14 EDITORIAL BOARD NUMBER 1

DENA RICHARDSON Editor in Chief

SUMMER BRUINGTON Executive Editor SIDNEY MANDELLA Research/Articles Editor KIMBERLY FORD Comment Editor

ZACHARY ZUREK Solicitations/Articles Editor

MATT LEAL Comment Editor

TAYLOR BEAVER Articles Editor

JAMES MASON Comment Editor

KYLE MCCARDLE Articles Editor ELIZABETH GERMANO Symposium Editor/Legal Malpractice & Ethics Editor

JACLYN MOCZYGEMBA Comment Editor

PABLO BENAVIDES CHRISTOPHER CHAFFEE DANTÉ DOMINGUEZ

SENIOR ASSOCIATE EDITORS STEPHEN HEBERT

TIM MILLER WILLIAM DAVID WHITE LEIGHANN WOITENA

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THE SCHOLAR: ST. MARY’S LAW REVIEW ON RACE AND SOCIAL JUSTICE
VOLUME 16 EDITORIAL BOARD
The Volume 15 Editorial Board of the The Scholar is excited to announce the Volume 16 Editorial Board:

Jonathan Whisenhunt Editor in Chief

Lara Brock Managing Executive Editor

Tess House Symposium Editor

Lizzie O’Connell Solicitations Editor

Taylor Pack Ellis Executive Editor

Katie Drummond Executive Editor

Naomi Cobb Associate Editor

Cameron Smith Associate Editor

Brandon Prater Associate Editor

Mariel Puryear Comments Editor

Please join us in congratulating the Volume 16 Board on this momentous accomplishment!

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THE SCHOLAR: ST. MARY’S LAW REVIEW ON RACE AND SOCIAL JUSTICE
DISTINGUISHED COMMENTS The Editorial Board of the The Scholar is proud to recognize the following distinguished Comments: PUBLICATION IN THE SCHOLAR: The Underrepresentation of Hispanic Women in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Fields: What Can Be Done to Curie the Problem? — Elky Almaraz “The Asylum Without Walls:” Chronic Homelessness for People With Mental Illness is a Problem With a Solution — Theresa Clarke

Neither Pedestal nor Cage: The Legal and Social Issues Related to Prenatal Conduct and the Concerns About a “War on Women” — Katja Frommer Gun Control is not Enough: The Need to Address Mental Illness to Prevent Incidences of Mass Public Violence — Morgan Miller Stanley Why the EEOC Got it Right in Macy v. Holder: The Argument for Transgender Inclusion in Title VII Interpretation — Taylor Pack Ellis

Hardline Ideology Stymies Real Results: Texas Lawmakers’ Battle Over Family Planning Leaves Texas Women Unprotected — Mariel Puryear

Credit with Honors:
If it Walks like a Duck, Quacks like a Duck, and Looks like a Duck, It’s a Duck: Manipulating Assumption of Risk and Contributory Negligence to Apply in Texas Nonsubscriber Causes of Action — Lara Brock

Teach the Women Well: Why Education is the Key to Ending Modern Day Slavery of Women and Girls — Katie Drummond

Rural Poverty: Overcoming Legal Obstacles to Meaningful Reform — Jonathan Whisenhunt

Please join us in congratulating our Staff Writers for their dedication to producing excellent work while advocating for those without a voice in our community!

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STAFF WRITERS FOR THE SCHOLAR
On February 25, 2013, the faculty approved amendments to the bylaws of The Scholar: St. Mary’s Law Review on Race and Social Justice, which are effective immediately. There are now two ways to become a Staff Writer on The Scholar: (1) the Grade-On Selection Process and (2) the 1L Brief Submission (or alternative 2L writing sample) and Interview Process. Grade-On Selection Process. Juris doctorate students who earn a place on the Dean’s List (calculated as the top ten percent of each section) at the end of their first semester of study will be invited to become Staff Writers on The Scholar without the necessity of participating in the 1L Brief Submission and Interview Process. Invitations will be distributed by the Editor in Chief in hardcopy or electronic format during the Spring semester, and must be accepted by invitees in hardcopy or electronic format by a date set by the Editor in Chief. 1L Brief Submission and Interview Process. Students who do not Grade-On to The Scholar may become Staff Writers by participating in the 1L Brief Submission (or alternative 2L writing sample) and Interview Process during the spring semester.

INTERESTED IN THE SCHOLAR?
The Scholar, St. Mary’s Law Review on Race and Social Justice will co-host an event with Kaplan the week of March 25. All 1Ls and 2Ls interested in writing for The Scholar should look for flyers and announcements the week after Spring Break announcing day, time, and location! The Scholar will also host their annual Open House the week of March 25. All 1Ls and 2Ls interested in learning more about The Scholar can drop by and talk with current Staff Writers, current Board Members and next year’s Board Members about the organization and the application process. There will be two available times to attend, one mid-day, and one later in the afternoon. Please look for flyers and announcements the week after Spring Break announcing day, time, and location!

ST. MARY’S LAW SCHOOL PROBONO CLINIC
Attention 1L Students!!! Applications for ProBono Clinic Student Coordinator are now available. Both applications and descriptions for the coordinator positions are on the ProBono Clinics/Community Service TWEN page. Applications will be due on Friday March 29th at 5:00 p.m.; however you are welcome to turn the application in early. Interviews will be scheduled after once the application has been submitted. If you have any questions please feel free to email stmarysprobono@gmail.com.

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ST. MARY’S LAW SCHOOL PROBONO CLINIC ATTENTION ALL STUDENTS GRADUATNG IN MAY
Are you eligible to receive a ProBono Service Certificate at graduation? Have you submitted all of your ProBono and Community Service hours to the ProBono Research Assistant? You should have received an email with your current hours. All tracking forms must be submitted to the ProBono Research Assistant by March 31st in order to be eligible for the ProBono Service Certificate. If you have not received an email with your hours OR you have not submitted all hours worked, please email stmarysprobono@gmail.com.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR ID RECOVERY PROGRAM
St. Mary’s Center for Legal and Social Justice is looking for volunteers to assist with the ID Recovery Program at Haven for Hope, San Antonio’s largest homeless shelter. Obtaining an ID is particularly important to the homeless population as a picture ID is required to gain employment, housing, public benefits, cash a check, and the like. Lack of valid identification continues to be a large barrier to people experiencing homelessness. Volunteers will work with current student attorneys and supervising attorneys at an office in Prospects Courtyard (PCY), Haven for Hope on Friday afternoons (1:00 – 4:00 p.m.) and the last two (2) Saturdays of each month (9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.) After a brief training and interview shadowing, volunteers will begin conducting interviews with clients on their own to determine what documentation is necessary to obtain a Texas State Identification Card. In addition to interview experience, volunteers will benefit from interacting with persons from a variety of backgrounds including persons experiencing homelessness, social workers, case managers, law student attorneys, and supervising attorneys. This is a great opportunity to earn pro bono hours, so please bring your pro bono tracking sheets for us to fill out. If you are interested in volunteering and can commit to at least three (3) separate days please contact Jessica Sprague (jsprague@stmarytx.edu) or Trey Cammack at tcammack3@yahoo.com for training, directions, and schedule.

EDUCATIONAL SEMINARS AND WRITING ASSISTANCE AT THE CENTER FOR TERRORISM LAW
The Center for Terrorism Law is pleased to offer the following educational seminars open to all interested law students.     Wed., March 6, 12:00 p.m. - Student Workshop: Bluebook Rule 21 International Materials Wed., March 20, 12 p.m. - Student Workshop: Al Qaeda in Yemen Fri., March 22, 12:30 p.m. - Student Workshop: Iran Tue., April 2, 12:00 p.m. - Distinguished Speaker Series: Hamas 10

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Fri., April 5, 12: 30 p.m. - Student Workshop: Rendition Fri., April 12, 12:30 p.m. - Career Day: Careers for lawyers related to National Security, International Law, Defense, and Law Enforcement

Seminars will be approximately one hour long, and will be held in the Center for Terrorism Law Classroom at 102 Raba (near Computer Services). New additions to the list will be announced in future editions of the WITAN. Fellows at the Center for Terrorism Law are holding "open hours" for all interested law students who would like assistance with research, writing and citing, especially in the areas of national security and international law. No appointment is necessary. Stop by the Center for Terrorism Law Classroom at 102 Raba (near Computer Services) between 4:00 and 7:00 p.m. on Mondays or 8:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. on Fridays.

NOMINATIONS ARE NOW BEING ACCEPTED - “WOMEN IN LAW”
Do you know a female St. Mary’s University School of Law student with strong leadership qualities? If so, nominate her for the Alma L. Lopez “Women in Law” Student Leadership Award. Nominations are due by 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 6, 2013 in the Law Ministry Office, Raba Building, Room 105. Faculty, staff, students, and student organizations may nominate a student. Nominees will be asked to submit a resume. No self-nominations will be accepted. The award recipient and all nominees will be recognized at a reception for the Fourth Court of Appeals, following oral arguments on Tuesday, March 19, 2013. Contact Sister Grace Walle, FMI at gwalle@stmarytx.edu or 210.436.3063.

WOMEN’S LAW ASSOCIATION
Join Women’s Law Association (WLA) for a fun “service and social” afternoon! All students are invited to join WLA members who will be working with “Love for Paws,” an animal rescue agency on Saturday, March 23, 2013, 10:00 a.m. —2:00 p.m. located at 110 Sun Valley Dr. , Spring Branch, TX, 78070. All are welcome afterwards for a poolside barbeque. Special thanks to the 1L Senators of Women’s Law Association for coordinating these programs. Participating students will receive hours towards their community service certificate. Contact Julia Null at juliaelizabethnull@gmail.com for more information. Elections for the 2013-2014 WLA Executive Board will soon commence. Appplications and descriptions for Board positions will be posted on Monday, March 18th. All 1L, 2L, and Evening Students are welcome to apply. Applications will be due on Monday, April 1st. If you have any questions about the election process, contact Julia Null at juliaelizabethnull@gmail.com.

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ORDER OF BARRISTERS APPLICATIONS
The Order of Barristers is a national honorary organization whose purpose is the encouragement of oral advocacy and brief writing skills. The Order — which is open only to thirdyear law students — provides national recognition for individuals who have excelled in advocacy and service at their respective schools. St. Mary's School of Law is permitted to select up to ten new members each year. If you are interested in being considered for The Order of Barristers, please pick up an application form from Professor Dave Schlueter, Chairman of the faculty Advocacy Committee, LFB 270. The applications will be posted on his office door, beginning March 4th. The faculty’s Advocacy Committee will review and select the new members and announce their names at the Barristers’ Ball on Friday, April 19, 2013. These applications will also be used, in part, to determine the recipients of the various faculty awards for outstanding advocacy. Please note that seeking or obtaining advice or assistance from any faculty member (full-time, visiting, or adjunct) other than the Chair of the Advocacy Committee (Professor Schlueter) concerning your application or its contents is strictly prohibited. All completed applications must be returned to Professor Schlueter's office no later than NOON on Monday, March 25, 2013.

HISPANIC LAW ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
The Hispanic Law Alumni Association is proud to announce the availability of law school scholarships and bar study grants for 2L/3L students. The scholarship and grant awards will be based on merit and proven financial need. The completed applications are due on March 25, 2013 no later than 5:00 p.m., by email attachment. Recipients of the awards and grants will be selected shortly thereafter by committee process and award monies will be disbursed at the annual Henry B. Gonzalez Awards Dinner. Any questions regarding the application process for either the scholarships or the grant should be directed to: Professor Mike Martinez, Jr. at mmartinez17@stmarytx.edu. CAREER SERVICES WANTS TO HEAR FROM YOU How may we better serve you? Please take this brief online survey to let us know. https://law-stmarytx-csm.1symplicity.com/surveys/2013OCSStudentSurvey.

SAVE THE DATE - SPRING JOB FAIRS
Mark your calendar for the below Spring Job Fairs:      El Paso Virtual Job Fair – applications due March 5, 2013 Midland/Odessa Virtual Job Fair – applications due March 5, 2013 Corpus Christi Legal Interview Day in Corpus Christi – March 8, 2013 Houston Legal Job Fair in Houston – March 15, 2013 Rio Grande Valley Job Fair in Edinburg – March 22, 2013

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If you are interested in the Public Service Career Day, El Paso, Midland/Odessa and Valley Job Fairs, please go to https://law-tx-csm.symplicity.com/students/ to register. The Metroplex, Austin, Corpus and Houston Job Fairs will be handled through St. Mary's Symplicity at https://law-stmarytx-csm.symplicity.com/students/.

OCS MINI GROUP CAREER COUNSELING SESSIONS
 March 18, 2013, 12:00 p.m. - Family Law: Associate Dean Ana Novoa  March 25, 2013, 12:00 p.m. - Criminal Defense: Clinical Professor Stephanie Stevens To sign up for a slot, please email Anndria Flores at aflores11@stmarytx.edu. All slots are on a first come first serve basis. A wait list will be created after the slots are filled and more sessions will be added as needed.

OFFICE OF CAREER SERVICES (OCS) – SPRING 2013 PROGRAMMING
Please RSVP for all programs in the Events Section of SYMPLICITY under WORKSHOPS. Solo Practice Academy: Setting Up a Virtual Office and Growing Your Practice with Social Media Monday, March 4, 2013 4:00 - 5:00 p.m., Law Alumni Room Refreshments will be served. Ralph Perez, a St. Mary’s Law Alum who owns a bankruptcy firm in Corpus Christi will talk about how to set up a virtual office and how to effectively use social media to market your firm and grown your client base. What do Transactional Lawyers do? Wednesday, March 6, 2013 12:00 - 1:00 p.m., Law Alumni Room Lunch will be served. Attorneys who have a transactional practice do very different work than litigators. Come hear from attorneys from a variety of practices including transactional lawyers in big firms, small firms, inhouse counsel, and government about what their jobs are like. The panel will be moderated by Leslie Hyman a partner at Pulman, Cappuccio, Pullen & Benson, LLP. Solo Practice Academy: The Business of Developing Clients - You Can’t Set Up a Practice Without IT. Monday, March 18, 2013 4:00 - 5:00 p.m., Atrium Refreshments will be served. This will be the fourth session in the Solo Practice Academy series. Jane Fritz, a Business Development Coach for Lawyers will provide information about ways attorney can achieve their 13

business development objectives. She will offer creative and novel ways to get in front of the people you want to talk to, and manage the fear of “selling” yourself to obtain clients. SABA Mentoring Event: The St. Mary's Criminal Justice Clinic Tuesday, March 26, 2013 12:00 - 1:00 p.m., Law Alumni Room Lunch will be served. THIS EVENT IS OPEN TO THE CLASS OF 2013 STUDENTS. Stephanie Barclay Stevens will present: The Criminal Justice Clinic of St. Mary’s University School of Law. MCLE credit: 1.0 hour. Co-Sponsors: San Antonio Bar Association, Mentoring Program, and St. Mary’s University School of Law. 3L/4LEs: Please note in order for you to capture CLE before your license date you must figure out your license date, presumably November 2013, and go forward to your birth month and then back 1 year. The CLE must fall within that time to get credit for it. TYLA Presentation: How to Get a Job After Law School: The Unclassified Story Wednesday, March 27, 2013 12:00 - 1:00 p.m., Atrium Lunch will be served. Classify: 1. To arrange or organize according to class or category. 2. To designate as confidential, secret, or top secret. Were you a law student who didn’t have the grades to participate in the On-Campus Interviewing process? Do you know a law student who is unable to find a job but who is at the top of his/her class? Do law students approach you asking what the “secret” is to finding employment upon graduation in 2013? Then “How to Get a Job After Law School: The Unclassified Story” is the lunch spot for you! The Law Student Outreach (“LSO”) Committee for the Texas Young Lawyers Association will be presenting a luncheon seminar this spring semester to discuss creative and innovative ways in which law school graduates can land a job after graduation. Attorneys representing multiple practice areas across Texas will offer guidance in a laid-back, open forum that will encourage students to dialogue with attorneys and learn how they found their way into their first job out of law school. Fall Recruitment Information Session Wednesday, March 27, 2013 4:00 - 4:30 p.m., Atrium All Class of 2015 students interested in participating in Fall Recruitment should attend this session. It will give you important dates and deadlines and mandatory documents that must be signed to participate. This will be a short 30 minute session to go over the processes, important dates and deadlines, and other information needed to participate.

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Judicial Clerkship Information Session Wednesday, April 3, 2013 12:00 - 1:00 p.m., Law Alumni Room Lunch will be served. Do you think you have an interest in doing a judicial clerkship after graduation? If so, attend this session to learn about the application process on the state and federal level and the Office of Career Services Clerkship Mailing Program. Professors will be there to discuss the process and answer questions as well as some of your classmates who have gone through the process successfully.

CLINIC APPLICANTS FOR SUMMER/FALL/SPRING 2013-14
Couldn’t make it to the Clinic Information Sessions but still want to apply to the Clinical Education Programs? Check out our TWEN page “Clinic Applicants for Summer/Fall/Spring 2013-2014” For questions, please call Marisa Santos at 210.431.5703 or email msantos@stmarytx.edu. Applications are now being considered on a rolling basis. For more information on the clinical programs please visit the Center for Legal and Social Justice Clinic website at http://www.stmarytx.edu/law/index.php?site=centerForLegalAndSocialJustice.

CRITICAL THINKING FOR STRATEGIC INTELLIGENCE LECTURE
Katherine and Randolph Pherson are coming to Texas State University as part of their Distinguished Lecture series. The Pherson's are internationally recognized experts and leaders in the field of Strategic and Applied Intelligence Analysis. The lecture will be held on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. on the campus of Texas State University, LBJ Student Center Ballroom and is free to the public. Their talk will focus on critical thinking applied to real-world problems. Attendance is limited to about 250 persons. A reception and meet-and-greet will be held after their presentation.

FREE INCOME TAX ASSISTANCE
Free income tax assistance is available for St. Mary’s University students and qualifying staff members on Tuesdays from 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. in the Student Lounge, University Center, 1st Floor. Income tax assistance will take place only on Tuesdays, from February 26 - April 9, 2013. Clients should bring their social security card, driver’s license and a copy of last year’s tax return. This program is sponsored by VITA, Bill Greehey School of Business, St. Mary’s Center for Legal and Social Justice and Student Development Division.

JOIN THE AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION
The American Bar Association can help you meet the challenges of law school and also prepare you for your career. Join the American Bar Association Law Student Division today to start building your professional network. Join now for the special law student rate of just $25 a year at www.ambar.org/JoinFor1 or $60 for three years at www.ambar.org/JoinFor3. 15

MINISTRY SERVICES
Liturgy and Eucharistic Celebrations are held at Chapel of Assumption as follows: M/W/F – 12:15 p.m. T/Thu – 12:30 p.m. Sunday – 11:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m.

BIBLE STUDY CLASSES
Bible study classes with Professor Addicott are ongoing this semester. The Bible study classes are non-denominational and expository in nature. Instruction is based on the original languages of Scripture, on a line-by-line basis in the context of historical reality and categorical doctrines. Professor Addicott was trained for 30 years under the direct ministry of R. B. Thieme, Jr. (1918-2009). Stop by the Center for Terrorism Law for details.

NOISE LEVEL
If you are in the Law Classroom Building or in Raba while classes are in session, please be considerate of the students who are in class and keep the noise level in the hall to a minimum. Your fellow students thank you!

EVENT SET-UPS FOR STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS
Work Order requests for event set-ups for student organizations should be submitted 10days in advance to Ofilia Rodarte, Dean’s Office, orodarte@stmarytx.edu. Please note this is a St. Mary’s University Housekeeping Division policy. This advance notice allows the Housekeeping Division to appropriately schedule staff, set-up, and breakdown of your event. Work Orders received after this deadline will be accommodated when possible, however not guaranteed.

THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF LAW STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES
The National Association of Law Students with Disabilities (NALSWD) will host its 2013 conference March 22-24, 2013 in Kasbeer Hall, Corboy Law Center, at Loyola University of Chicago School of Law. NALSWD is a coalition of law students dedicated to disability advocacy and the achievement of equal access, inclusion, diversity and non-discrimination in legal education and in the legal profession. Please visit www.nalswd.org for additional information and registration.

WRITING COMPETITIONS, FELLOWSHIPS AND SCHOLARSHIPS
If a link is not provided below for detailed information to any of the below writing competitions and scholarships, please email Bebe Gonzalez at bgonzalez4@stmarytx.edu. American Bar Association Affordable Housing and Community Development writing 16

Competition. Entry deadline is March 8, 2013. Prize is $1,000. For more information, please go to http://www.americanbar.org/content/dam/aba/administrative/affordable_housing/2013_ah_writing_c ompetition_guidelines.authcheckdam.pdf. The Hispanic National Bar Association Legal Education Fund (Fund) and Special Counsel, Inc. announce the creation of the Special Counsel Law School Scholarship Program. The Fund will award three 3-year scholarships of $7,500 to deserving Hispanic students. The application period will close at 12:00 a.m. EST on March 11, 2013. For more information please visit http://www.hnbafund.org/Scholarships/ScholarshipInformation.aspx. The law firm of Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. is proud to offer eight (8) scholarships to students who author winning essays on either the cerebral palsy or car accident topics. Awards can be used for tuition, supplies, or other school related expenses. A short essay is required and must be submitted by March 15, 2013. More details about the scholarship can be found at www.SalviLaw.com/law-school-scholarship-essay-contest/. The Texas Energy Council and the Brookhaven Geotechnology Institute are offering oneyear scholarships up to $2,500 in various disciplines. For more information, please go to http://www.txenergycouncil.org/miscfiles/TEC%20scholarship%20instructions%202013.pdf Deadline to enter is March 22, 2013. The Center for Human Rights at Trinity Law School announces its 2nd annual writing competition. The topic for this year’s writing competition is “The Evolving Tension between the Freedom of Expression, Freedom of Religion, and Hate Speech and Blasphemy Laws.” First place will award $3,000, second place $1,000 and third place $500. Submissions are due on or before March 25, 2013. For further information please visit: http://www.tls.edu/writing-competition. The Center for Tax Law and Employee Benefits at The John Marshall Law School in Chicago is pleased to announce the 2013 Paul Faherty Tax Law Writing Competition. Awards include one grand prize of $3,000 and two honorable mentions, each $1,000. Topics may include any aspect of tax law. Submit papers by email to aberkow@jmls.edu by Sunday, March 31, 2013. Dallas Hispanic Law Foundation Scholarship is offering several scholarships to law students. Deadline to apply is April 1, 2013. Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Law Student Writing Competition. Prize is $1,500 and airfare/lodging to attend the ABA Annual Meeting in San Francisco. Deadline to apply is April 1, 2013. Please visit http://apps.americanbar.org/dch/committee.cfm?com=IL504000. Applications are now being accepted for the Sovereignty Symposium XXVI Susan J. Ferrell Scholarship. One full scholarship to attend the Sovereignty Symposium will be offered. Applicants should demonstrate an interest in and contribution to Native American legal issues by an application letter. There is no application form. For further information please contact Julie Rorie at (405) 55617

9371 or email julie.rorie@oscn.net. Deadline to enter is April 1, 2013. The Robert Masur Fellowship in Civil Liberties is now accepting applications. Application packets must be RECEIVED by Friday, April 5, 2013. Emailed or faxed applications will not be accepted. The fellowship competition is open to first-year law students who intend to carry out significant activities during the summer (in between their first and second year) in the areas of civil rights and/or civil liberties. For more information on this opportunity, please visit http://www.nationinstitute.org/prizes/1068/the_robert_masur_fellowship_in_civil_liberties/. Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Admiralty & Maritime Law Committee Annual Law Student Writing competition. $500 prize and reimbursement to attend annual meeting. http://www.americanbar.org/content/dam/aba/marketing/tips/13_admiralty_law_student_writing_co mp_rules.authcheckdam.pdf. Deadline is April 5, 2013. Criminal Justice William Greenhalgh Student Writing Competition. Topic is Social Media-Implications for Criminal Law, Practice and Procedure. Prize $2000. Please visit http://www.americanbar.org/content/dam/aba/administrative/criminal_justice/Greenhalgh_2013.auth checkdam.pdf. Howard C. Schwab Memorila Essay Contest. Prize is a certificate and possible publication in Family Law Quarterly and on the Section website. Deadline to request entry number is April 12, 2013. Essay is due April 26. http://www.americanbar.org/groups/family_law/resources/essay_contest.html. The Honorable T. John Ward American Inn of Court is proud to offer the Franklin Jones, Jr. Memorial Scholarship for law students from the Eastern District of Texas. Financial award is $7,500. For eligibility, selection criteria, application, or for more information please go to the website at http://www.innsofcourt.org/inns/tjohnwardinn/. Applications will be accepted through April 15, 2013. The Law School Scholarship of the Federal Bar Association-El Paso Chapter (EPFBA) will award a $2000 scholarship to an outstanding El Pasoan who will begin law school in Fall 2013. The award is based on academic achievement, community involvement, and dedication to the study of law. Pease email EPFBAscholars@gmail.com for more information or for an application please visit http://www.fedbar.org/elpaso.html. Deadline to apply is April 19, 2013. Scribes, The American Society of Legal Writers is pleased to announce its 2013 BriefWriting Award Competition. The Scribes Brief-Writing Committee solicits winning briefs from national moot-court competitions and selects the finest of those winning briefs. The winning author will be recognized at the Scribes annual meeting held during the ABA’s meeting in San Francisco on August 9, 2013. For information on how submit a brief, please go visit http://www.scribes.org/sites/default/files/2012-2013%20Brief%20Letter%20Web.pdf. Deadline to submit a brief is April 19, 2013. 18

Notre Dame Law School Smith-Doheny Legal Ethics Writing Competition Call For Papers. The competition is open to all law students. Entries should concern any issue within the general category of legal ethics. Entries must be original, unpublished work and must not exceed 50 pages, including notes. Coauthored essays may be submitted. Prize money is $2,500. Entries must be received by 5:00 p.m., Friday, April 26, 2013. Submit Entries to: Smith-Doheny Legal Ethics Writing Competition, Notre Dame Law School, Notre Dame, Indiana 46556. For more information visit www.nd.edu/~ndlaw/writing_competitions/smith_doheny.pdf.
Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice Gellhorn-Sargentich Law Student Essay Award Competition. Prize $5,000 and possible publication. Entry deadline is May 1, 2013. http://www.americanbar.org/groups/administrative_law/initiatives_awards/gellhorn_sargentich_law_student_es say_competition.html

Entries for The Symposium XXVI Chief Justice John B. Doolin Writing Competition are now being accepted. The subject matter of the paper may be on any area of the law relating to Native Americans or other indigenous peoples. First, second, and third prizes in the amounts of $750, $500 and $250 will be awarded. Entry criteria and requirements may be found at www.thesovereigntysymposium.com or contact Julie Rorie at (405) 556-9371 or email julie.rorie@oscn.net. Entries must be received by May 1, 2013. National Association of Women Lawyers is seeking entries for its 2012-13 Selma Moidel Smith Law Student Writing Competition. Entrants should submit a paper on an issue concerning women’s rights or the status of women in the law. Cash prize of $500 will be awarded for first-place essay. Entries must be received by May 1, 2013. Writing guidelines may be found at http://nawl.timberlakepublishing.com/files/2013National%20Association%20of%20Women%20La wyers%20Selma%20Moidel.pdf. The Women Trial Lawyers Caucus of the American Association for Justice (AAJ) announces the 2013 Mike Eidson Scholarship. The Scholarship, traditionally given in the amount of $5,000, is awarded annually to a rising 3L (or rising 4L in a night program) female student who has demonstrated a commitment to a career as a plaintiffs’ lawyer or criminal defense lawyer, along with a dedication to upholding and defending the principles of the Constitution, and to the concept of a fair trial, the adversary system, and a just result for the injured, the accused, and those whose rights are jeopardized. For more information on this scholarship, please go to the AAJ website at http://www.justice.org/cps/rde/xchg/justice/hs.xsl/8514.htm. Application deadline is May 1, 2013. The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers and American Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment Law announces their annual law student writing competition. Entries may address any aspect of public or private sector labor and/or employment law relevant to the American labor and employment bar. First place: $1500, second place, $1000 and third place is $500. Articles must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. EDST, May 15, 2013. Rules may be found at http://www.laborandemploymentcollege.org/products/Writing%20Competition.aspx.

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The International Law Section of the State Bar of Texas is sponsoring the 2013 Texas Law Student Legal Writing Contest. Entries should address any area of international law. First place entry will be awarded $1,000 and $500 for second place. Entries must be received by May 31, 2013. For more information on this writing completion, please visit the ILSTexas website at http://www.ilstexas.org/International%20website%20scripts%20%20do%20not%20touch%20!!!/Student%20Outreach/2013/contest2013.pdf The American College of Employee Benefits Counsel is pleased to announce the Ninth Annual Employee Benefits Writing Competition. Papers must deal with employee benefit topics. Cash prizes will be awarded for up to two winning papers. Deadline is June 1, 2013. For competition rules please go to www.acebc.com. The American Judges Association (AJA) announces its Twenty-Fifth Annual Law Student Essay Competition. Essays submitted must be under the category of “Comparing Hearsay Rules in Different Courts.” First prize is $3,000, second prize is $1,500, and third prize is $1,000. Entries must be postmarked no later than June 1, 2013. For more information, please see http://aja.ncsc.dni.us. LexisNexis Matthew Bender is pleased to announce the Fourteenth Annual James William Moore Federal Practice Award. The award is intended to recognize outstanding scholarship in federal and civil practice and procedure. Articles must be postmarked by June 3, 2013. Eligibility requirements can be found at http://bit.ly/Moore-2013. Applications are now being accepted for the Sovereignty Symposium XXVI Ed Edmondson Scholarship. One-hundred (100) Symposium tuition only scholarships are being offered. Applicants should demonstrate an interest in and dedication to Native American law issues and the need for scholarship in a simple letter of application. For further information please contact Julie Rorie at (405) 556-9371 or email julie.rorie@oscn.net. Deadline to apply is June 4, 2013. The Judge John R. Brown Scholarship Foundation is pleased to announce their twentieth annual Brown Award to recognize Excellence in Legal Writing. The 2013 recipient of the Brown award will received $10,000 for their winning paper. For contest guidelines and rules, please go to www.brownsims.com/judgebrownaward.htm. Deadline for submission is June 7, 2013. The Theodore Tannenwald, Jr. Foundation for Excellence in Tax Scholarship and The American College of Tax Counsel are pleased to announce the 2013 Tannenwald Writing Competition. The subject may be on any federal or state tax topic. First prize is $5,000; second prize is $2,500; and third prize is $1,500. For competition rules, please go to www.tannenwald.org. Entry deadline is July 1, 2013. Criminal Justice Citizen Amicus Brief Project. Prize: $500 and possible publication in a future Criminal Justice Section periodical. For more information please visit: http://www.americanbar.org/groups/criminal_justice/citizen_amicus.html. 20

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